cellular phone

variants: or less commonly cellular telephone

Definition of cellular phone

chiefly US
: cell phone Have you ever tried typing a Web address on the keypad of a cellular phone?— Mark Alpert, Scientific American, April 2001 Techies love their gadgets, most especially their cellular telephones.— Thomas E. Weber, Wall Street Journal, 20 Nov. 1997

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First Known Use of cellular phone

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Cellular phone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellular%20phone. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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